Avid listeners to BBC Radio 6Music are in for a treat, as a previously unheard mock radio show, recorded by David Bowie and Ken Scott, is set to be broadcast in snippets on the alternative station.
Lasting 15 minutes, and scattered with Bowie’s thoughts on a contemporaneous London music scene, the show comprises five songs: The Pretty Things' Rosalyn, Them's Here Comes the Night, The Yardbirds' I Wish You Would, The Merseys' Sorrow and The Who's I Can't Explain.
Presenter Shaun Keaveny, who fancies himself as the stations’s resident comedian, said: "It's beyond exciting for 6 Music to be showcasing the first-ever airing of this historic recording, in a year that has been all about the Bowie comeback."
The recording was discovered by Nigel Reeve, who oversees Bowie's back catalogue. "It was in an old tape vault on 1/4" tape with simply the words 'Radio Show' written on it," he said. (BBC)
"This is such a rare find. No one knew of its existence, apart from David and Ken. To play it for the first time was quite simply a jaw-dropping moment."
"As a network showcasing music of alternative spirit, David Bowie is at our core," said James Stirling, Editor, 6 Music. "It's fantastic that our listeners will have the opportunity to hear this radio show for the first time ever."
So if you tune into BBC 6 Music tomorrow, Wednesday Oct 23rd, you’ll hear Bowie’s show during the day. You’ll also be able to ‘listen again’ up until October 27th using the BBC’s iPlayer service.
David Bowie back in 2009 at the Sundance Film Festival